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Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-19-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By texasbrit
How is it you have four genies when DirecTv will...

How is it you have four genies when DirecTv will only allow you to activate one?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-07-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By texasbrit
You need to look in the TV Menu for CEC or HDMI...

You need to look in the TV Menu for CEC or HDMI control, it might be there but not activated....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,402
Posted By texasbrit
This type of problem has been reported many...

This type of problem has been reported many times. It's just about always a grounding/wiring problem, nothing to do with HDMI, surge protection or the various boxes. As has been posted, it's some...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-28-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By texasbrit
Post in the Rogers cable forum here,...

Post in the Rogers cable forum here, http://digitalhome.ca/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=37
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-28-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By texasbrit
OK, lots of questions, let's take this a step at...

OK, lots of questions, let's take this a step at a time.
Think of the Genie as a five-tuner DVR. This means if you got a Genie on its own (you don't need to have any mini-clients) and kept your DVRs...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-14-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By texasbrit
Why is it stupid? There are technical issues with...

Why is it stupid? There are technical issues with using two Genies, particularly if you are using clients. And DirecTV does not seem to think resolving these issues is at the top of the priority list.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-17-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By texasbrit
Using optical isn't a problem by the way, same...

Using optical isn't a problem by the way, same audio quality as over HDMI....
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-17-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By texasbrit
Don't think this will be a problem. If you set...

Don't think this will be a problem. If you set native to "off" on the DirecTV box, and then set 1080i as the only resolution, that's what will be sent to both Tvs - remember although the Pioneer is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By texasbrit
Does your TV provide the ARC capability (look in...

Does your TV provide the ARC capability (look in the user guide)? And does the AV receiver provide ARC? This isn't just a cable issue....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-06-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By texasbrit
Many CSRs are either badly informed or they don't...

Many CSRs are either badly informed or they don't actually check the knowledge base. And a lot of the time, these things don't even get entered into the knowledge base. You are much more likely to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-06-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By texasbrit
Do you mean picture quality? If so the answer is...

Do you mean picture quality? If so the answer is no, there is no difference.
By "whole home DVR" do you mean the Genie server?
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-03-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By texasbrit
I lived in Parker TX (next to Allen) about the...

I lived in Parker TX (next to Allen) about the same distance as many parts of Plano from the transmitter towers at Cedar Hill. Using a CM4228 which has decent VHF-hi reception did not give stable...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-01-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By texasbrit
It's an SD signal from the coax output. There is...

It's an SD signal from the coax output. There is no "coax to HDMI" cable, the coax signal is analog and HDMI is digital. And even if you could convert it to HDMI it would be a waste of time, the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-01-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By texasbrit
Regardless of what the tvfool report might say,...

Regardless of what the tvfool report might say, in many parts of Plano, WFAA channel 8 is notoriously difficult to receive consistently without a decent VHF antenna.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-31-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By texasbrit
This problem has been reported by many people, I...

This problem has been reported by many people, I assume it will get fixed...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-14-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By texasbrit
Try...

Try http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/158213-removing-replacing-copying-hard-drive-of-hr2-receiver-photo-tutorial/?hl=%20copying%20%20disk%20%20drive

That deals mostly with the internal drive but I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-18-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By texasbrit
There are two different dongles, one gives...

There are two different dongles, one gives component (HD) and the other gives composite (SD)
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-13-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By texasbrit
Use an HDMI splitter on the output from the AVR,...

Use an HDMI splitter on the output from the AVR, you need a powered one that will maintain HDCP compliance even when the HDMI-connected TV is switched off. I know that people have had success with...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-28-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By texasbrit
Yes, that's a great antenna for your...

Yes, that's a great antenna for your location....Dallas has so many subchannels it's unbelieveable..
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By texasbrit
I lived in Parker just up the road from you, same...

I lived in Parker just up the road from you, same distance from the transmitters at Cedar Hill, and the old design CM4228 did not have enough gain to get channel 8 reliably. The new design is a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-16-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 456
Posted By texasbrit
Take the bluray player to the receiver as an...

Take the bluray player to the receiver as an experiment, connect it via a short HDMI cable. I think you'll find the problem goes away, indicating it's a cable problem. At 50ft, and with BluRay...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 268,181
Posted By texasbrit
Forget the defaults, go and look at each series...

Forget the defaults, go and look at each series link and see if there is an extension set. Changing the defaults does NOT change any series links already set up.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,638
Posted By texasbrit
"Smooth motion" is apparently the frame...

"Smooth motion" is apparently the frame interpolation which creates extra frames to make a 24fps movie look like it is 30fps. Nothing to do with 120Hz. My guess is that Vizio decided to make this a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-01-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,638
Posted By texasbrit
Despite the documentation, the TV is not...

Despite the documentation, the TV is not native120Hz. See this from a review:
Q: You say the E-Series is 60hz, but a number of other sites state that it is 120hz. Even the manufacturer's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-23-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8,067
Views: 799,406
Posted By texasbrit
That's probably because the failure is in the...

That's probably because the failure is in the transmitter or somewhere else in the transmitting system, and the cable company gets the signal via cable/fiber from the station which works fine,...
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